TSEA endorses candidates for state positions

TSEA March 16, 2016 0

In 2016, there will be two (2) state employee representative seats for election to serve on the TCRS Board of Trustees (a three year term) and two (2) state employee representative seats for election to the State Insurance Committee (a three year term). The deadline to submit a petition for either of these seats was Friday, March 4, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. The election term begins July 1, 2016.

These are critical positions as they vote and make valuable policy decisions that will affect the benefits for current and future state employees. Candidates for these positions cannot be employed in agencies represented by ex-officio members of the committee which include Comptroller of Treasury, Departments of Treasury, Commerce & Insurance, Human Resources, Finance and Administration (for State Insurance Committee) or Judicial, Comptroller of Treasury, Treasury, Finance and Administration, DOHR or Secretary of State (TCRS Board of Trustees).

The TSEA Board of Directors at their February 16, 2016 meeting endorsed the candidacy of TSEA members who requested support to seek election or re-election to several important state positions representing their fellow employees.

An electronic ballot for voting and candidate bios will be available online for employees from April 6th through April 27. (Currently, these are tentative voting dates.) Per TCRS, voters will receive an email the day of the election from the vendor, electionsonline.com, that will contain a user ID, password and a direct link to the ballot. The ID and password will only be good for one log in, as voters can only submit their vote once.

TSEA Candidate endorsement for State Insurance Committee:

sic1_Russell-Clark - web

Russell Henry Clark
Candidate for State Insurance Committee
Dept. of Labor & Workforce Development
State Employee since 2004

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Karl A. Rivers
Candidate for State Insurance Committee
Department of Human Services
State Employee since 2002



TSEA Candidate endorsements for TCRS Board of Trustees:

tcrs1_Vicki-Burton web

Vicki Burton
Candidate for TCRS Board of Trustees
Human Resources Analyst 3
Children’s Services
State Employee since 1983


tcrs2_Brigitte-Ownsby web

Brigitte “Gigi” Ownsby
Candidate for TCRS Board of Trustees
Dept. of Health
State Employee since 2006

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